0

Cruise Ship Cut in Half to Add More Space

Http cdn cnn com cnnnext dam assets 180322154310 silver spirit cruise ship renovation project10

When I was little this would be the obvious way to make a ship bigger. Somehow, as an adult, it seems ludicrous.

Via CNN:

Why build a bigger cruise ship when you can just cut one in half and add an extra 15 meters to the middle?
That seems to be the thinking at cruise company Silversea, which has begun an eye-popping project to stretch its luxury cruise ship Silver Spirit.

The elaborate engineering feat, underway at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy, requires over 500 skilled workers and will take up approximately 450,000 man hours.

A prebuilt 15-meter extension (almost 50 feet) has already been inserted with “military precision” to stretch Silver Spirit from 195.8 to 210.7 meters.

The 36,009-ton ship is now being carefully reconnected to make it ready for sea travel.

Described as a “rarely performed feat of maritime architecture,” the operation is the first of its kind involving a luxury cruise ship, according to Silversea.

Http cdn cnn com cnnnext dam assets 180322154243 silver spirit cruise ship renovation project1

Read more!


Join 7,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — The many, many manufacturing processes listed on Wikipedia

Wearables — A bevel illusion

Electronics — Blown transistor?

Biohacking — We are Wired to Exercise at a Moderate Pace

Python for Microcontrollers — Make It Move with Crickit!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.